on 12 July 1996
The language of the book are so well written that you can
feel the emotions and spirits permeates from the pages.
This book contains a lot of thoughts that are suprisingly
simple, yet manage to escape us in the course of everyday
life. It is about memories, places, faces and emotions of
an ordinary human being with an extraordinary talent for
" ... there is more love in these awkward pages than in all
those that have followed." (Albert Camus, Preface 1958)
on 26 March 1998
Here is a compilation of the essays that Camus wrote during the entire span of his career.It is branched into 2 categories,& a final chapter dealing more personally with outlooks on life & his works.The lyrical section describes in vivid detail the places that have moved & altered his life profoundly,eloquently relating how & why.It is one of the great literary what-if's if Camus would have done poetry in verse form;judging from the fine,thin & nimble prose that impressively illustrates the simultaneous cause & effect union bet. the man & his nature,he could have been a very good lyric poet,if not a great one.The Critical essays are honest & insightful measurements on the correlation bet. the work that he deals with & it's relevance to life & art.The final section,"Camus On Himself",offer some verifiable insights into the man & his personality.This book could serve as a very impt. introduction or supplement to Camus's entire canon;one could feel very refreshed & informed after reading it.